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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Maine

Spectrum is the largest internet provider in Maine, offering mostly cable internet and some fiber-to-the-home service from Sanford to Madawaska. Consolidated Communications is your go-to DSL internet supplier, although it has some fiber internet in places like Bangor and Portland. GoNetspeed also has DSL and fiber internet, but it's far less available than Consolidated. If you can't get wired internet, your fixed wireless options include T-Mobile, UScellular, Redzone Wireless, Wireless Partners, and a few others

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in Maine.

That ranks Maine 42nd nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Maine

 3.6/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 42nd national ranking for customer satisfaction

$83.89 average price per payment for internet, per household

80.6% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.6/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

1,359,677 people

2.32 average people per household

$57,795 average income per household

50 average age per household

54% of population employed


4% higher than national average

Ranked 14th nationally


8% higher than national average

Ranked 29th nationally


13% higher than national average

Ranked 27th nationally


6% higher than national average

Ranked 15th nationally

Average download speed
105.2 Mbps

21.63% lower than national average
Ranks 40th nationally

Average upload speed
80.5 Mbps

20.2% higher than national average
Ranks 2nd nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Maine

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Consolidated Communications 163.02 Mbps 181.6 Mbps 79.99% View Plans for Consolidated Communications
XFINITY 119.24 Mbps 31.75 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
Spectrum 78.6 Mbps 22.14 Mbps 48.9% View Plans for Spectrum
Breezeline 75.04 Mbps 23.84 Mbps 60.41% View Plans for Breezeline
TDS Telecom 57.99 Mbps 158.62 Mbps 71.01% View Plans for TDS Telecom
97% of people in Maine have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 39th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
Satellite 150 Mbps 0.49% 57.7% See all providers for Satellite
Fixed Wireless 33.02 Mbps 79.94% 63.42% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Fiber 679.4 Mbps 80.46% 83.62% See all providers for Fiber
DSL 167.9 Mbps 98.15% 86.59% See all providers for DSL
Cable 985.32 Mbps 95.09% 59.14% See all providers for Cable
5G Home 257.94 Mbps 87.78% 57.48% See all providers for 5G Home

Best cities for internet in Maine

Cities in Maine with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Portland 152.9 Mbps 97.43 Mbps 74% Consolidated Communications
Falmouth 151.94 Mbps 13.36 Mbps 100% Spectrum
Biddeford 151.27 Mbps 51.21 Mbps 100% Consolidated Communications
Kittery 150.78 Mbps 23.6 Mbps 100% Consolidated Communications
Bangor 147.85 Mbps 77.54 Mbps 53% Consolidated Communications
Waterville 147.54 Mbps 29.02 Mbps 98% Consolidated Communications
Kennebunk 137.95 Mbps 22.86 Mbps 100% Communications 1 Network, Inc.
Lewiston 136.41 Mbps 15.57 Mbps 76% Consolidated Communications

Portland is the best city in Maine for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Falmouth and Biddeford also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Maine

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Portland 68,280 100% 100% 100%
Bangor 31,705 100% 100% 100%
Old Town 7,458 100% 100% 100%
Augusta 18,938 100% 100% 100%
Auburn 24,038 100% 100% 100%
Union 2,691 100% 100% 100%
Hampden 7,759 100% 100% 100%
Tenants Harbor 1,577 100% 100% 100%

Portland is the most internet-connected city in Maine. Portland makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Portland's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Bangor and Old Town also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Maine


Population: 68,280

Median income: $75,145

152.9 Mbps
avg. download speed

97.43 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Consolidated Communications


Population: 37,577

Median income: $48,069

136.41 Mbps
avg. download speed

15.57 Mbps
avg. upload speed

98.79% have access to high speed internet

98.79% have access to fiber internet

98.79% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Consolidated Communications


Population: 31,705

Median income: $74,970

147.85 Mbps
avg. download speed

77.54 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Consolidated Communications

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

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